HC Deb 14 November 1945 vol 415 cc2105-6
33. Lieut.-Colonel Hare

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air whether he is satisfied that civilian labour employed at Debach aerodrome is justified in view of the labour shortage and the fact these men have difficulty in occupying their time.

Mr. Strachey

We resumed possession of this airfield in September. It has now been allotted to the War Office and Board of Trade who are just beginning to make use of it. I understand that they will require the full services of most of the civilian maintenance staff.